Faith Communities

From its founding in 1789, Georgetown has welcomed students from various religious and non-religious backgrounds. This respect is deeply rooted in the university’s Jesuit and Catholic Identity. Read more about Georgetown’s Jesuit and Catholic heritage

Campus Ministry offers religious services and gatherings for the Roman Catholic, Protestant Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox Christian, and Dharmic (Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Yogic) communities. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the religious traditions and experiences of other members of the Georgetown community.

Interfaith Programs and Services

One of the core values of Georgetown is Interreligious Understanding, a commitment to be in community with and learn from those of various religious backgrounds. Campus Ministry invites students to engage in these practices through various interfaith events and series. One-time events are held regularly throughout the academic year around specific topics or traditions. Past events include “The Muslim Jesus”, “Striking Imagery: Icons and Iconoclasm”, and “Sink or Swim: Jews and Muslims Crossing the Sea”, among many others. 

Furthermore, Campus Ministry encourages the Georgetown community to explore the wide array of religious services, holiday, celebrations, and small group opportunities on campus both within and outside of one’s own tradition. Visiting a service is a great way to learn more about different religious traditions and all of our services are open to visitors.